Chris Gagne

Graduate Student

Chris I’m interested in understanding how ‘our’ everyday decisions emerge from neural computation. Success in this endeavor might forever change our concepts of personal responsibility and the ’self’, or it may just color what we already know. In the lab, I collect behavioral and fMRI data while people perform aversive decision-making tasks (think gambling tasks with shocks) to elucidate what our brains are doing during everyday decisions. Moreover, I contrast these data for high and low anxious individuals in hopes of better understanding the biological/computational malfunctions underlying clinical anxiety disorders.


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